Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Summer and Winter visitors

Sunny spells, 14º, light WSW.

A similar situation to yesterday on the hill but only 2 Wheatear found today and a single Meadow Pipit again on the south face.

Over 20 Linnet noted today as well as the usual Corn Buntings and Yellowhammers.
9 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing and 6 Starling feeding out on the pasture area today, 3 Chiffchaff and 5 Blackcap heard and seen.

2 Swallow and 1 House Martin flew over whilst we were watching the Fieldfare etc, a case of summer visitors meeting winter visitors.

Another Swallow seen by TW this morning in Lollingdon.

2 Swallow back at the Manor farm area sat on wires and a single Corn Bunting on Cholsey Hill.

Good numbers of butterflies with Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell noted today.

2 Buzzard displaying high over the garden today and the Sparrowhawk overhead.

 Song Thrush
 A couple of the Fieldfare
 Oil Beetle (courtesy Loren)
 Peacock Butterfly (courtesy Loren)
Bumble Bee (courtesy Loren) to be id'd

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